A day of emotional ups and downs. This day began knowing that I was waking up to go to the dentist for the second time this week. On Monday, my regular dentist had given me some very unwelcome news. I am one of those who would rather go through childbirth than sit in a dentist chair. Back in 2012, in California, I had to have a tooth pulled and it was not a good experience. In fact, from that point on, it seems that the word “valium” comes to mind when I know I am going in to have dental work. But when Dr. Sandridge told me Monday that he didn’t have good news for me, I began to dread today, knowing that I might have another tooth pulled or a root canal redone. Sorry for all the details, but bare with me……when I walked into this new office this morning, I could tell by my blood pressure being sky high due to the fear that ran through me. When the girl took me back and checked my BP, she looked at me and said, “oh my, are you on BP meds” I quickly responded that no I was not because the only time it is high is when I go to the dentist. It was 167 over something. I have no idea what. When I saw the 167, I quickly looked away. Didn’t want to see the bottom number. Well, the news I got today was that I have to have 2 teeth removed. The good news is they are sending me to an oral surgeon so I will put put under and won’t feel anything. Thank you Lord. Now for the blessings. As I drove away thanking the Lord for this news that I get to be asleep to have the work done, I headed to church to pick up my book I had ordered for Fall Bible Study. Due to the Covid-19, the church bookstore has had curbside pick up for orders. All you have to do is drive up, call and they will bring your order out to you. But as I was just so grateful to have had the news of being asleep for the tooth pulling, I thought, “no, instead of calling and making Leslie bring out the book order, I think I will go in and get it.” So I parked and went in. As I was in line behind another lady picking up an order, there it was……..
the pillow I had been trying to find for 1 1/2 years. If anyone remembers reading a post I wrote last Aug called Sweet Tea & Jesus, this is a pillow I had seen at Bucky’s last year while traveling. I just had to have it. But when I went back to get it, (after traveling for 7 months), it was not to be found anywhere. So I gave up. Two precious friends felt sorry for me and sent me a tea towel that had the same saying on it. But I still wanted the pillow. Well….today, standing in line waiting to check out at Prestonwood Book Store, I looked to my right and there it was. All I could think of was how precious the Lord was to just give me a sweet blessing today. He knows when we need just to know He is there and that He cares about the days that are filled with emotions and fears that cause our BP to go through the roof. It just blessed my heart to know that after this day of hearing what I dreaded, The song, “He looked beyond my faults and saw my needs” came quickly to my mind. He does meet us at our points of needs in ways that surprise us. We do serve a mighty loving Father who loves us so very personally.
Is having some teeth pulled a big deal? not in the scheme of things that are going on in so many peoples lives, but today it was to me and He knows that. But….He also sees the tears that fall from our eyes and is so gracious to shower us with blessings that just show us He is here, ALWAYS! Lord, thank you for prompting me to get out of the car and go inside instead of being lazy and letting someone else wait on me.
James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of light with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
Ezekiel 34:26b “… and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.”
There shall be showers of blessings, This is the promise of love. There shall be seasons refreshing, sent from the Savior above…showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need; mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead”
Written by James McGranahan (1840-1907)